May 17th, 2013

See Part One


I tried to run init.el from within my existing emacs, but got an error, so I launched it suppressing my config-files

emacs -q -l d:homeemacs.jsinit.el


Basically got the following error (although with a longer trace indicating where it had occured):

Debugger entered--Lisp error: (invalid-function (tool-bar-mode -1))
  ((tool-bar-mode -1) (menu-bar-mode -1) (scroll-bar-mode -1))
  (if window-system ((tool-bar-mode -1) (menu-bar-mode -1) (scroll-bar-mode -1)))
  eval((if window-system ((tool-bar-mode -1) (menu-bar-mode -1) (scroll-bar-mode -1))))
  call-interactively(eval-last-sexp nil nil)


The root seems to be THIS snippet that doesn’t like to work from appearance.el


(if window-system
    ((tool-bar-mode -1)
     (menu-bar-mode -1)
     (scroll-bar-mode -1)))


Now, each of those lines can execute individually, but none of them like to execute in that block.

Why is that?


Oh, my elisp-fu is woefully faded.


hrm. THIS seems to work:


(if window-system
    (progn (tool-bar-mode -1)
           (menu-bar-mode -1)
           (scroll-bar-mode -1)))


so. I update that.



set-default-font: Font Inconsolata-12′ is not defined





End Part Two


read Part One


February 21st, 2013

Looks like Threeplicate SRL, the company that produced ScrewTurnWiki has shut down completely. I hadn’t realized that.


This gives a better understanding as to why they stopped STW development in 2012, and to why they aren’t communicating so much right now.


What’s really surprising is that the shutdown appears to have happened in June/July, and communications regarding development hand-over to the community didn’t cease until September (or so).


UPDATE 2013.05.15: The STW community is coming together over @ https://stw.codeplex.com



June 25th, 2012

I’ve been sad that the ScrewTurnWiki project founders are discontinuing development/support as of June, 2012.



However, it turns out the is another open-source.NET wiki: Roadkill wiki.


I did not think it was possible to have a name worse than The Gimp.


June 6th, 2012

After working on jGnoetry for a few weeks, I finally got write-access (I delayed in asking, and Edde’s been busy), and made my first commit to Edde Addad’s Poetry Generators project on SourceForge.


Given the extant of my changes — although primarily refactoring, not functionality — I probably should have made a new branch.


At any rate, now that I’ve dumped in all of my changes, future additions will be more minimal.



One last note — I’m using an old account on SourceForge, back when I used to use the handle xradiographer as my primary identity. Given that I had never made any contributions to any projects under that account, I should have just opened a new one under my real name.


Which occurred to me about 3 seconds into the commit.


June 5th, 2012

Screwturn Wiki is shutting down.


I have some complaints about Screwturn, but I liked a number of things about it — not the least that it was a non-huge wiki written in C# for ASP.NET.


Despite my (sometimes ranting/frothing complaints), I’m not happy at this news.


September 3rd, 2004

Creative Commons: search results

Open-Source search of the Creative Commons.


June 9th, 2004

Wikiepedia: List of cocktails

God, I love self-organizing group effort! Now, I need me a drink. A Shandy Gaff, mayhap.


October 28th, 2003

a story of net.art (open source): last updated 05/01

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